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Accountability and Citizen Participation  

Bodil Damgaard and Jenny M. Lewis

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May 2014
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Aug 2014
This chapter provides an analytical framework aimed at measuring citizen participation in public accountability processes beyond the fundamental mechanism of parliamentary elections. The ... More

Accountability and Time  

Jerry L. Mashaw

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May 2014
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Aug 2014
This chapter puts the issue of time on the accountability studies agenda. It argues that time is a crucial consideration in the design of accountable institutions. But it also claims that ... More

Accountability and Trust  

Dorothea Greiling

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May 2014
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Aug 2014
In the past decades we have witnessed an increase of public accountability obligations while trust in the public sector has become more volatile. Based on a literature review, different ... More

Accountability, Legitimacy, and the Court of Public Opinion  

Mark H. Moore

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May 2014
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Aug 2014
Liberal societies have long been concerned about the effective control of the powerful governmental institutions that arise within them. Over the past decade and a half, governments have ... More

Accounting for Crises  

Sanneke Kuipers and Paul 't Hart

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May 2014
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Aug 2014
Crises—be they natural disasters, industrial accidents or system collapses—are no longer seen as “acts of God”; they immediately invoke intense debates on culpability and consequences. ... More

The Accuracy of Opinion Polling and its Relation to its Future  

Michael Traugott

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May 2011
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Sep 2011
This chapter discusses the concept of accuracy and how to measure it. It presents a chronology of the accuracy of the presidential pre-election polls during the 2008 election, and then ... More

Activists, Influence, and Representation in American Elections  

Walter J. Stone

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Jan 2010
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May 2010
This article describes the place of party activists in the electoral process, with attention to questions about whether and how they distort processes of electoral representation in the ... More

Adaptive Informal Institutions  

Kellee S. Tsai

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Mar 2016
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May 2016
Historical institutionalism (HI) has traditionally focused on formal institutions designed and enforced by official entities in advanced industrial democracies. Yet the modalities of ... More

Affect  

Marianne Liljeström

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Feb 2016
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Apr 2015
During the last few decades, feminist affect studies have enunciated challenging epistemological and ontological questions based on numerous discussions and readings of affect as emotive ... More

Affect and Political Choice  

Ann N. Crigler and Parker R. Hevron

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Jul 2017
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Sep 2014
Whether political observers and participants applaud or decry the presence of emotions in political decision-making, scholars have begun to view the relationship between affect and reason ... More

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